Thursday, February 12, 2009
Note: The release dates and contents of this cycle are subject to change with little or no notice. This information is here as a general guide to the releases you can expect in future GrooveSource deliveries and is in no way intended as a formal promise of content.
GrooveSource Cycle 142
Pre-Release Date 2/17/2009
General Release Date 3/10/2009
JEL041 – Smith & Selway “Swingworld” Jericho – TECHNO
*Receiving support and feedback from:
Alexi Delano "Full support! :)"
Mihalis Safras "Classix by smith and selway! these guysnever stop.." 10/10
Andy Chatterley "Amazing tracks as always from the boys! Really like both mixes, work very well for me" 5/5
Cisco "The duo never let us down.. they always come up with the goods.. " 10/10
Paco Osuna "Nice EP" 4/5
Orde Meikle "GREAT MIXES" 4/5
Steve Mac "Yeah like this, will spin." 4/5
Desyn Masiello "These both have big fat balls on them. probably both sides will get played and the vinyl will be purchased if availble. many thanks desyn" 4/5
Marco Bailey "Great Release, and Paul Ritch mix great, one of the guys at the moment sure ;-) ! MB" 4/5
Alan Fitzpatrick "What a way to start the yearr!! HUGE!!!!" 5/5
Stuart McMillan (Slam) "Loving both paul's and the original." 4/5
Steve Grant "Jesus ... This is awesome Full support for both mixes Cheers" 5/5
Anja Schneider "Very nice will play both!!" 4/5
Simon Progsounds 4/5
Technasia "Excellent original track. will play" 4/5
Tiger Stripes "Hell yea!" 5/5
Dave Seaman "Paul Ritch mix works best for me." 4/5
2000 and One "Massive paul ritch remix!!!" 4/5
Markantonio "Love thepaul rich remix amazing one thanks" 5/5
Hernan Cattaneo "Very good!" 3/5
Marko Nastic "Love both mixes." 4/5
Adam Beyer "Great release, like both trax but have a feeling Ritch mix will get most plays. Full support." 4/5
Paco Osuna "Good EP" 4/5
Dave Mothersole "Like the og. good stuff as usual from smith & selway." 4/5
Nic Fanciulli "Great release both versions are ace!!!!" 5/5
Gennaro le Fosse "Very nive release by Smith & Selway, Both good friends of mine, Reaally like the Paul Ritch Rmx, Thats my fav of the two. Support for sure!" 4/5
Mark Knight "Wicked ep" 4/5
Paul Hamill (Psycatron) "Another great release from S&S although i'm loving the Paul Ritch mix more so than the original." 5/5
Joey Beltram "Nice tracks." 5/5
Rocky "Og is ok, the Paul Ritch is much better." 4/5
James Talk "Original is the mix for me! thanks" 4/5
Alan Thompson "Good solid track, remix is best" 3/5
Yousef "Good release, paul ritch nails it" 4/5
Steve Parry "Chunky stuff as always - solid" 4/5
Nick Warren "Both mixes rock" 5/5
The creation of UK techno stalwart, Jel Ford, Jericho Recordings has been pushing their take on the funky techno sound since 1998. The Jericho musical philosophy has proved to be a popular one with artists such as Adam Beyer, Funk D Void, Dave Angel, Umek, Steve Rachmad, Cirez D and Joel Mull all contributing to the labels catalogue as well as supporting the music in their sets.
Without a doubt one of the most in-demand production outfits around, Christian Smith & John Selway are coming off a magical twelve months. Genre defining releases for Drumcode, Bedrock, SCI+TEC and Renaissance have put the duo at the top of the sales charts and on countless DJs playlists and if this release is anything to go by there is no sign of that trend ending any time soon Swingworld Finale is exactly what we have come to expect from Smith & Selway - tough, punchy driving grooves with energy to burn. Pitched to a mid-set pace and built around a wonderfully squelchy bassline this is a record designed to set the vibe for the end of the night. Energetic and atmospheric with a serious amount of thump watch this one go off when deployed in dark rooms.
Jericho draft in Paul Ritch to provide the alternative version. With tracks on Get Physical, BPitch Control, SCI+TEC and Wagon Repair there isn't a techno fan worth their salt that won't be giddy at the news of a new Paul Ritch record. Dropping the shimmering chimes from the original over a rolling tribal rhythm the mix has bags of drive and tension adding a twisted, eerie vibe to the track.
DTDM002 – Various Artists “Top 10 House” Dance To Dance Music
The second compilation for the new label Dance 2 Dance Music is a collection of some of the finest House tunes from today. On this volume you'll find tracks from Adam K, Lys, Stretch & Vern, Chris Lake, Deadmau5, Steve Angello, Noir and more.
LMZ012 – H2 “Clocks EP” Love Minus Zero
With so many artists within the house/tech scene, it's never easy to find one that stands out from the crowd. That is unless you have listened to the speaker bursting productions from one of the UK's finest new production / dj teams - H2. H2 are Sankeys Soap residents & Manchester based Tez Hurst and Danny Hevingham. H2 have come a long way in a short space of time, and if the last 18 months are anything to go by, these two young artists are just warming up - one of the finest new talents on the scene in many a year.
OBDIG007 – David E. Sugar “Double 89” Oblio Recordings
Guess what? It's another new week and here's the 7th in the weekly series of Oblio releases. This one is a live breakbeat excursion with vocals performed by Mr. Sugar. Very catchy and makes you want to rock out!
HOG002 – Marco Bailey & Tom Hades “F16” Hedgehog – TECHNO
*Receiving support and feedback from:
Dustin Zahn “Break the Glass is good big room techno, but I usually find myself playing stuff a bit deeper. For this style I think it's done pretty well.”
Mihalis Safras “Excellent track! Will chart it!” 5/5
Gennaro Le Fosse “Very solid release by Marco & Tom, been supporting their stuff for ages and will continue to do so! Full support!” ~GLF
Christian Smith “Rave destrcution is on the menu! When played at the right moment this will def. Rock da house!”
Robert Leiner “Nice and uplifting peak techno.” 4/5
Stuart McMillan (slam) “F16 should do some damage” ! 4/5
Laurent Garnier “Pumping and great for peak time” 4/5
Steve Mac “Like f16 old skool vibes, will spin” 3/5
James Talk “F16 is good, banging!” 5/5
Orde Meikle “Nice trax – solid” 4/5
Colin Dale “Always good to hear new stuff From Mr Bailey. This works big time. Peak time floor filler that grabs you by the neck and doesn't let go.” 4/5
Alexi Delano “Both tracks will rock the dance floor but I think that Break the Glass is the one for me.” 4/5
Karotte (Cocoon) “Break the glass is the track for me. I will play it.” 4/5
TECHNASIA “Techno hammer. Will play” 4/5
Markantonio “I like F16 full suppport thanks Markantonio” 4/5
Perc “Break the glass is cool, it rolls along really well. Looking forward to spinning it at my next gig. Thanks.” 4/5
Gabriel Ananda “Fett brett! thanks!” 4/5
Moe Espinosa (Drumcell) “Really nice one .. I really dig the F-16 track ill drop this tonight at my gig in Chicago” 5/5
Following a debut release from Pig & Dan comes an EP from one of the most exciting production duos around. Fresh from their acclaimed E=MB2 album in 2008, Belgian techno legend Marco Bailey and long-term studio partner Tom Hades have crafted two mighty slabs of techno power.
Raw energy and speaker-freaking bass is the order of the day with F16. This is a brutal record for those chaotic peak-time moments when all that is called for is high-octane nastiness. Forged from a few simple but extremely well matched elements, this is high-grade incendiary techno at its best
Break The Glass starts where F16 leaves off. Relentless waves of heavy, droning bass under pinned with military snares and jack-hammer beats make this a secret weapon track that if used in the right way can knock a dance floor off its feet and pin it to the ground until it begs for mercy.
RR019 – DJ Misjah “Slots For Sluts” ReRun – TECHNO
*Receiving support from DJs: Danny Tenaglia, Derrick May, Ben Sims, Gayle San, Jooris Voorn, D. Ramirez, Michel de Hey, Technasia, Jim Masters, Steve Stoll, Francesco Farfa, Maetrik, Punisher (Detroit), Noah Levine (XLR8R, Urb), Ibiza Global Radio, Ibiza Sonica (Radio), Tim Thaler (Sonett77 Radio), Submerge 101, Bryan Zentz, Angel Alanis, Andy Toth, Naveen G.
Derrick May – “This will work. Thanks! 5 out of 5”
D. Ramirez – “excellent! 5 out of 5”
Jim Masters – “A wicked acid builder, and a deep lush groover. Another Misjah massive! 5 out of 5”
Francesco Farfa – “Saturday is a good old skool acid tune and Blaaswerk is great energy techno! Thanks! 5 out of 5”
Bryan Zentz – “This whole ep is great! Nice variety here…thanks misjah!! 5 out of 5”
Technasia – “4 out of 5”
Angel Alanis – “Awesome! 5 out of 5”
Naveen G. – “great melodic techy track but still has misjah drive to it. will play out.! 5 out of 5”
Ibiza Sonica (Radio) – “5 out of 5”
Misjah has always brought the goods to the table with a constant supply of quality releases stretching back over the last 10 years. What we have here are 4 tracks from talented producer Misjah on a release titled Slots for Sluts. 4 hot tracks from Techno to Tech-House all begging to be played and played well!
IM033 – R-Play “Sub EP” Impact Mechanics – TECHNO
*Receiving support from DJs: Danny Tenaglia, Derrick May, Laurent Garnier, Dave Clarke, Josh Wink, Ben Sims, Ken Ishii, Gayle San, Technasia, DJ Misjah, Jim Masters, Bryan Zentz, DJ Hyperactive, Andy Toth, Angel Alanis, Sassmouth
Ken Ishii – “Sounds good! 4 out of 5”
Technasia – “4 out of 5”
Bryan Zentz – “dope! 5 out of 5”
Angel Alanis – “5 out of 5”
When it comes to Minimal flavored techno, few producers can match French wonder kid R-play. On this release for Submerge's Impact Mechanics label, he lives up to the hype and turns in two outstanding pieces of work. Bet you can't play this track without breaking a smile. Compelling rhythms, funky basslines, deep keys and soulful vocals with chunky beats, subtle rock-tinged guitar riffs and a simple, undeniable feel that will compel you and your dance floor to shake your groove thing. Want to set a party off? Find this track and get the ball rolling.
DFD015 – Various Artists “Styrofoam Soup EP Part 2” DesignForms – TECHNO
*Receiving support from DJs: Derrick May, Laurent Garnier, Danny Tenaglia, Dave Clarke, Josh Wink, Ben Sims, Ken Ishii, Jim Masters, DJ Misjah, Chris Fortier, Q-Burn’s Abstract Message, Lance Desardi, DJ Hyperactive, Bryan Zentz
Ken Ishii – “what an interesting package! All the tracks have fresh ideas! 5 out of 5”
Chris Fortier – “long time fan of Lucas. Still on it! 4 out of 5”
Designforms comes out of the gate in 2009 with a diverse release showing you the different dimensions of this LA based label. This 6 track ep features music from Dave Hughes, Staple, Lucas Rodenbush, The Storytellerz, Jonra & E:Machinery and label new comer Geist. The music on this release ranges from midtempo jazzy techno, to ethereal tech house, and gets right to the point with some stripped down minimal from "surgeon girl" and "Oceans". Styrofoam Soup part 2 speaks loud with a diverse style and has something for dj's, club goers, listeners and all electronic music fans. Be on the lookout for solo release from these Designforms artists.
Also this week:
MIZ021 – Electrobank “Lava Remixes” Mizumo Music – ELECTRO HOUSE